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5 College Freshman

Technology: I took a Multimedia class, that was taught in a MAC lab. Each student got to use one of those big screen MAC computers during class, and we even had personal access to the lab outside of class. Aside from the labs themselves, all over campus, you can find MAC's and PC's available for free use: in the library, in the halls of department buildings, even in the lobby of the sports center.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I personally think it is great that my school discourages drug use and alcohol use in ALL dorms because if students are underaged, they should be discouraged. However, in dorms that students are over 21 I feel it is a bit odd. Rules are strict, and when you think you're not doing anything too bad, and you could get let off with a warning... you are wrong. I once had a male (opposite sex) visitor in my room 20 minutes after curfew, and I got documented without even a chance for explanation when in truth we just lost track of time.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school requires you to live on campus. Senior year, you have a choice, however most students still choose to live on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: My school is very accepting of gays and lesbians, Mormons and athiests, everyone is accepted and can find a good group of friends. Human diversity is promoted and even taught in classes.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: Thousand Oaks is a beautiful city! Always warm, even through winter, which is great because I am in a water sport during the winter. It can get windy, but that is hardly a problem.

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is free for residents, and there is a lot right in front of my dorm, which is also an easy walking distance from my classes. However, if spots fill up, the next available lot is on the other side of campus. When I am parked though, I hardly need to use my car at all around campus. I only take my car out when I need to go off campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Thousand Oaks is wonderful to live at!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I got more financial aid. My family is struggling paying, I wish they had given me more.

4 College Freshman

Parking: You get a parking with your Dorm!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am still a freshman!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone I have met is friendly!

3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather does not really affect my campus experience. I live in Southern California so the weather is always wonderful!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The faculty and students are very friendly and helpful. I was very surprised to find Exercise Science and learned how helpful it was to reach my career goals and future. The campus is clean and easy to get around.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The dorms are great; they are not your traditional dorms which is great! The athletic center is great also. I am glad they are adding a new dining commons.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school requires students to live on campus until they are upper classmen, unless they live 30 miles within the proximity.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Just couple miles is a convent food complex.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I transferred to CLU for their Exercise Science program in hopes to accomplish my dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. I often hear many people choose this same path at the school. I am a transfer freshman; the most difficult and biggest disadvantage is since I am a transfer many classes are full. I wish there were more openings so I do not feel like I am behind.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is base on the friendships you have.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All the dorms are suite style. It is not your typical dorm found at other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Being on the Track & Field Team, athletics to me is quite important! I know that a lot of students participate in Varsity sports and have a great time. The student body is very prominent in supporting our teams. Intramural sports tend to be very fun and competitive, too!

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diverse! Students are encouraged to express themselves, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, ect., and it is done so in an appropriate and comfortable environment. There are clubs for such things, too!

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is pretty sociable and it is very easy to meet new people! Whether you are looking for a long-term relationship or a casual hook-up, you can find it here!

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to go to a party, it is quite possible to find one. You just kind of have to know people. But the parties tend to be very fun and eventful!

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Since I am still a Freshman I do not know too much about my major and its courses yet! But I know that Accounting is generally a difficult major. I have heard that the professors are great, though!

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors here are absolutely amazing! Because it is a smaller university, the class sizes are smaller and you get more one-on-one time with the professors. You can really tell that they are passionate about what they are teaching which makes class very enjoyable. Additionally, I feel quite challenged in and out of class- I feel like I am getting the most out of my college experience.

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The Centrum Café
The Centrum Café
The Centrum Café The Centrum Café The Centrum offers standard grill fare, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, ice cream, and drinks. Food can be purchased using cash, meal plans, credit card, munch money, or bonus points. The Centrum is a popular spot with students, faculty, and administrators. There are 11 specials that change weekly.
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Located in the heart of the beautiful, secure town of Thousand Oaks, CLU is an ideal university for those who enjoy a tight-knit community that focuses on academics, diversity, and social connections. The small student population offers students more occasions to bond with fellow Kingsmen and Regals, and to connect with professors who actually know them as individuals, not just as numbers. The semester system enables students to delve into courses of their interest, and the time spent on academic studies helps students discover what they would like to do after their CLU years. With more than 35 majors and 35 minors, and a mix and match of doubling up on both, students are bound to find their perfect area of study. CLU’s close, intimate environment provides students with what other large, public schools can’t: countless opportunities to shine academically and socially, and stand out as individuals without the pressure and competition of a large student body. Clubs, organizations, academic departments, and residence halls are just some of the places in which students can become involved, contribute to their school and local communities, and bond with other students, faculty, and staff.

To briefly break away from the hectic class schedules and loads of coursework, campus events, like Club Lu, afford students with musical-, sports-, art-, and food-related events. From sports games at Dodger Stadium to catching a comedy flick in Kingsmen Park, CLU events bring students together for a night of fun. At any of these events, in class, at the caf, or just hanging out in the dorms, it’s not difficult to see the diversity of students. Coming from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, CLU students bring a great understanding and appreciation for other cultures on campus.

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